Kutsal Yesilkagit on the recommendations of the Remkes Commission
Urgent sociatal challenges such as global warming, international security and migration can not be solved by national parliaments. The House of Representatives loses control over problems that are being tackled at European level. The recommendations of the state commission are inadequate.
That is what Kutsal Yesilkagit, Professor of Public Administration at the Institute of Public Administration at Leiden University, and Mendeltje van Keulen, Lector at the Haagse Hogeschool, wrote in an opinion article in the NRC on Monday, January 21, 2019. The article is a reaction to the recent published final report Lage drempels, hoge dijken (Dutch) in which the Remkes commission makes recommendations for the strengthening of our parliamentary system with the aim of strengthening the House of Representatives as an empowered and influential people's representation. To this end, the House of Representatives needs parliamentary control and supervision of international policy.
Photography: Johan Remkes, Henriette Guest Fotografie